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minicomputers

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Supreme Court: Cell phones are protected from warrantless searches

The high court issues a decision on two cases related to police searches of mobile phones, calling modern cell phones "not just another technological convenience."

By June 25, 2014

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Facebook's one small step for mankind

commentary The announcement of Facebook Home may not signal the end of the infuriating relationship people have with the technology they use. But it's a move in the right direction.

By April 6, 2013

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What would happen if Moore's Law did fizzle?

An end to the guiding principle of chip development would come with a whimper, not a bang. That would give us time to prepare -- and to make improvements in other areas.

By October 15, 2012

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On the Moore's Law hot seat: Intel's Mike Mayberry (Q&A)

This Intel vice president lives 10 years in the chip technology future, charting a course for the computing industry and transforming research ideas into high-volume manufacturing.

By October 15, 2012

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Why I had it all wrong about Boston's high-tech scene

commentary A Silicon Valley reporter returns to Massachusetts with a bad attitude about the commonwealth's tech market. The locals happily inform him he can pound sand.

By June 17, 2012

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Seminal computer video game Spacewar lives again

MIT creates a simulation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Spacewar. A relic of the early days of minicomputers, it was one of the first computer video games and set the stage for many others, including Asteroids.

By February 11, 2012

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Raspberry Pi $25 computers ready to go February 20

Charitable organization hopes credit card-size system can train a new generation of programmers worldwide.

By February 7, 2012

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How Steve Jobs reshaped the tech industry

The brilliant, irascible impresario championed the transition from minicomputers and beige IBM boxes to the Macintosh, the iPhone, and the concept that technology should be fun to use.

By October 5, 2011

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The death of Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 (roundup)

Apple's late leader leaves behind a vibrant legacy of pioneering efforts in the fields of high tech and entertainment, from the Mac to Pixar to the iPad.

By October 8, 2011

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Mourning the loss of a tech icon (week in review)

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies, while Apple disappoints some with new iPhone. Also: Yahoo and RIM back in play?

By October 7, 2011